HOPES & DREAMS/FEARS & FEELS
A Draper Experiment by Anthony Bowers
May 3 - June 30, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, May 3
5 - 9 PM during Art Loop
Anthony Bowers reflects on consumerism and waste. See-through fabric designed as “dumpsters” allow viewers to toss their conceptual and actual trash in the form of “HOPES & DREAMS” or “FEARS & FEELS.” Taking two historically transformative practices of Western religion, confession and prayer, Bowers invites viewers to acknowledge fears and shortcomings, to vocalize hopes and dreams, and then ritually discard them. Recognizing the self-promotional feedback loop of social media as a common outlet for expression in contemporary culture, Anthony Bowers believes that art is the antidote and the conduit to filling the void left by the lacuna of social and cultural importance.
Bowers received his BFA in painting from Indiana University and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts.
E. Avery Draper Gallery